Procurement Officer - Ref: SS01722

Walsall, West Midlands
Salary: £30,984 - £35,336 (G8)
01 Aug 2022
21 Aug 2022
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Are you a talented and dynamic procurement professional, with an ambition to maximise procurement opportunities and benefits through application of procurement expertise?

Walsall Council is currently progressing an ambitious transformation programme focused on improving customer experience and employee satisfaction whilst delivering cashable benefits through provision of more effective and efficient services to our residents.

In order to deliver this ambitious strategic transformation programme we are seeking to recruit an ambitious and dynamic procurement professional to join the existing Procurement team.

If you are passionate about delivering high quality, customer focused procurement services and want to achieve great things in a supportive environment that offers opportunity and challenge in equal measure, then this role might be for you:

Procurement Officer - Ref: SS01722

x1 Post - Permanent  

Salary: £30,984 - £35,336 (G8)

You will act as a key delivery agent for provision of effective and efficient specialist procurement advice, project management and lead the delivery of compliant complex procurement processes.

Through the provision of sound advice and delivery of innovative procurement solutions you will enable the Council to reduce waste, maximise efficiency, and achieve best value in procurement ensuring compliance with UK procurement legislation, procurement policies and procedures.

Key Requirements:

Significant experience of independently leading and delivering complex major procurement projects, in partnership with key stakeholders, in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations. Knowledge of the Public Contract Regulations, procurement best practice, social value, localism, sustainability in procurement and contracts, governance and risk management of projects Experience of delivering category related procurement strategies and deploying procurement best practice to reduce waste, improve effectiveness and generate efficiency Experience of successfully negotiating on major procurement projects and contracts Experience of producing and delivering procurement work plans and projects, on time, in a complex and challenging environment. Degree or equivalent demonstrable experience and CIPS Level 4 Diploma (Industry Specific Qualification) or commitment to working towards The Council will support you in gaining CIPS Level 4 Diploma through an apprenticeship programme or if you have already achieved CIPS Level 4 a training programme to gain CIPS level 5 and 6 qualifications.

Walsall is a great place to work, with much to offer and extensive regeneration, having recently delivered a newly rebuilt hospital and college, development of the Walsall Waterfront offering new residential accommodation, hotels and leisure facilities and is seeing ongoing investment in its town centre as part of the Town Deal and Future High Streets Fund initiatives.  As an employer we provide an attractive employment package that includes:

A generous annual leave entitlement offering starting at a minimum 27 days leave per year plus 9 concessionary days and in addition to a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year Access to an award winning pension scheme Agile working environment Promotion of training and development opportunities to all our employees to help them progress and gain new skills A genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers – we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve We advertise vacancies because we want the best talent available. If that's you, we're waiting for your application.

Please read the Job Description and Employee specification for more details on the role.

View: Job Description and Employee Specification 

View: Information for Applicants

Closing Date: 21st August 2022

If you would like to hear more about the role or talk to someone about how to apply, please get in touch. You can either send an email with your query – or schedule a phone call by emailing


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